Cievel Xicohtencatl is a multidisciplinary artist that lives and works in New York and Mexico. As a first generation Mexican American, her personal work often explores themes of indigenous identity and culture. From illustration to puppetry; working through a diversity of mediums has allowed her to explore different platforms through which her work can engage with a public.
In 2011 she helped found MRD (Mexicanos de Rostro Desconocido) Arts Collective. MRD was a collective that established arts workshops and classes free of charge to local communities of NYC. Xicohtencatl looks for community engaging platforms that use arts and education as a tool for empowerment and social change.
Xicohtencatl, completed a BA in Studio Art from CUNY Hunter College in 2014 and is currently the Community Engagement Manager at The Laundromat Project in the South Bronx